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“A Beautiful Cathedral” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-525-9585
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Ranked #30 of 172 activities in New Orleans
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
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Clermont, Florida
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“A Beautiful Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The St. Louis Cathedral is a beautiful cathedral and an icon of New Orleans. It is filled with New Orleans history and it was interesting to walk through. I am not personally Roman Catholic, but I enjoyed looking at the architecture and the stained glass windows representing the life of Saint Louis the King of France who was involved in the Crusades.
One of the employees/volunteers in the cathedral showed my children some of the tiles in the floor that had fossils in them. The children enjoyed that. Also when we walked in to the cathedral someone was play the pipe organ; it was beautiful.
If you visit New Orleans you need to make at least a brief visit to the Cathedral to enjoy the history and architecture.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

If you like visiting old churches this one should not be missed! The stained-glass windows are beautiful as well as the paintings on the ceilings.

Visited April 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Beautiful Facade, Lackluster Interior”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The churches brilliant white facade highlights the exceptionally maintained Jackson Square. The church is beautiful around all four sides. However, the interior of the church appears to need some attention. Paint was pealing off the walls and columns and the transition from outside to inside was a bit shocking. If they took as good of care of the interior of this church as they do the exterior, this would be a sight to be seen.

Visited March 2013
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Buckner, Kentucky
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Even though I am not Catholic I enjoyed visiting the St. Louis Cathedral. The art work and statues are very colorful and masterfully done. I loved the respect that everyone showed while in the cathedral and that everyone is welcome. I brought a group of 15 teenagers and they had never seen anything like this coming for the Christian Church. Thank you for sharing.

Visited April 2013
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New Orleans, LA
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“Amazing site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a great stop when downtown. If you are there on a Saturday it will be closed because there are always weddings there, but you might see the end of the wedding exiting the cathedral. A must-stop.

Visited March 2013
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